When you think of homemade gifts, what usually comes to mind? Some carefully frosted sugar cookies? Or maybe a freshly picked fruit pie? Perhaps a knitted scarf or a custom t-shirt? Well, handcrafted cards can be more than just snail mail you send, they can also be a gift, especially for the less crafty folks in your life. Read on to learn how to design your own custom stationery set for a friend, whether it be for a Hanukkah gift or any other gift-giving occasion.Continue reading
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I have had the above print by Mary Engelbreit hanging in my home office/craft space for a while now. I always find that focusing on a craft project helps my brain reset from lawyer mommy life. If you follow me on Instagram, you may already know that in an attempt to keep myself sane, I am challenging myself to make a greeting card a day and send them to friends to communicate from afar. It’s a win win since I get my creative energy flowing (and a sudden validation for my hoard of craft supplies) and the friend I send it to gets a lovely surprise. Several friends who received theirs this week have already told me it made their week in this time of social distancing. The other benefit of a card is that it’s the type of project that can fill as much or as little time as you want. If you just want to do a quick card with a single stamp, you can totally do something clean and simple. Or, if you have a bit more time, you can layer stamps and inks to your heart’s content. Either way, you get the satisfaction of completing a project in one sitting! Continue reading
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It’s the month of Elul, the end of the Jewish Year 5779. We prepare to enter 5780 and dip apples in honey for a sweet year ahead. Elul is a time of contemplation and return as we prepare to enter the high holy days. I feel guilt for my poor neglected blog, perhaps an unanswered email or two to mamaleh, a lack of intentionality in my content. But, beyond that guilt I also feel immense gratitude. If you are reading this right now, that gratitude goes to you for despite my lack of posts on the blog itself, you are still here, reading, commenting, sharing, fueling my creative outlet. Continue reading
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I am back! Well truly I haven’t gone anywhere but I have been far too busy mamaleh-ing to be blogging. That’s just the truth. I craft and create but adding the layer of writing and photographing (especially in the mess that is my craftroom) has just exceeded my daily allotment of quiet hours. Two year olds are busy bees and they want to do whatever mom is doing! So, it’s currently nap time in my house, or rather was until a minute ago, and I have a few minutes to share a simple and sweet creation with you.